Plus 50 Lifelong Learning

2019 Plus 50 Expo

FREE admission. Bring a friend!

Tuesday, March 5
9 a.m. - 12 p.m.
Wake Tech Western Wake Campus

Register now!

Wake Tech offers courses designed especially for adults 50 and over that can help you discover a new career, improve your job search skills, plan for retirement, or explore personal interests. 

At the Plus 50 Expo, you can sample courses and attend presentations from community experts on a wide variety of topics - small business counseling, long-term healthcare, retirement, personal interest classes, and much more!

Register now for the Plus 50 Expo. It's FREE!

Become a sponsor or vendor at the Plus 50 Expo.


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Thank you to our Platinum Sponsor, Kent Thomspon, CFP®, MSFS, Financial Advisor with Capital Financial Solutions


Plus 50 Sites and Programs

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In addition to courses offered at various Wake Tech campuses and sites, we offer programs at senior centers, community and recreation sites throughout Wake County:

 

Apex Community Center 919-249-3402 53 Hunter St, Apex, NC 27502
Cary Senior Center 919-469-4061 120 Maury Odell Pl, Cary, NC 27513
Cedar Fork Community Center 919-463-7100 1050 Town Hall Dr, Morrisville, NC 27560
Eastern Wake Senior Center 919-365-4248 323 Lake Drive Wendell, NC 27591 
Garner Senior Center 919-779-0122 205 E Garner Rd, Garner, NC 27529
Knightdale Recreation Center 919-217-2232 101 Lawson Ridge Rd. Knightdale, NC 27545
Northern Wake Senior Center 919-554-4111 235 E Holding Ave, Wake Forest, NC 27587


Become an Entrepreneur

You may have dreamed of starting a business or turning hobbies or volunteer work into a money-making operation. Wake Tech's Small Business Center and Entrepreneurship Initiatives programs have resources to help get you started. Talk with an SBC advisor (live and in person!) in a free, confidential session, any time questions arise.

Launch Your Business

Retired to Re-hired!

Going back into the workforce can be daunting: You may wonder about your tech skills or generation gaps in the workplace - or you may be seeing a challenge you haven't identified yet. Wake Tech's Career Transitions Forum is a great place to start. This unique, weekly series of lectures and networking activities brings professionals together to share ideas and experience in a supportive environment. 

Career Transitions Forum


Course Details & Registration Information

Course
Hire Yourself: Create Your Own Career
Name
HRD-3004BM2
Overall Quality of This Course
★★★★★
Based on 11 student surveys.
Available Classes
    Section Location Begin Date End Date Instructor Price Seats Available/Total Seats
206380 Perry Health Sciences Campus 01/28/2019 02/06/2019 B. McAllister $77.00 Open
Description Course Outline Requirements Intended Audience More Details
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Description
Explore opportunities for self-employment with little startup expenses. Learn about various possibilities for launching and developing a business of your own and how to get started. If your work history is less than ideal or if you have limited education, a criminal record, or other obstacles on the road to rewarding employment, this course can help you find success.
Course Objectives
  1. have identified transferable skills.
  2. have explored legal and regulatory guidelines for launching a business.
  3. have reviewed opportunities for self-employment positions in various industries.
  4. have identified methods to develop relationships with clients.
  5. have developed an action plan.
  6. have explored additional training opportunities.
Outline of Instruction
  1. Module 1 - Registration, self assessment, overview and transferable skills
  2. Module 2 - Barriers to employment and opportunities for self employment
  3. Module 3 - Effective communication and presentation skills for entrepreneurs
  4. Module 4 - Components of a business plan
  5. Module 5 - Exploration of business ventures
  6. Module 6 - Putting a plan into action
Contact Hours
14
CEU's
No
Industry Standard, State, or National Certification
No
CE to CU Articulation
No
Prerequisites
N/A
Text and Supplies Needed
Handouts provided by instructor
Clinical Site/Special Facilities
Requirements for Successful Completion of this Course
  1. Attendance 95% or above
  2. Participation
Accreditation/Special Approval Requirements
Intended Audience
Unemployed and underemployed jobseekers.
Specific Industry or Business Support Needs
Industry or Job Titles Related to training Outcomes for Employment
Related Courses
  • Career Readiness-Success Strategies - HRD-3004A4
Course Contact Information
HRD Office http://hrd.waketech.edu
919-532-5694 or 919-532-5696